Natyamatrika, Nāṭyamātṛkā, Natya-matrika: 1 definition

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Natyamatrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Nāṭyamātṛkā can be transliterated into English as Natyamatrka or Natyamatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nāṭyamātṛkā (नाट्यमातृका, “mothers of the nāṭya”) refers to a group of goddesses. It can also be spelled as Nāṭyamātṛ. They should be offered eatables, such as cakes, during the ceremony of the ‘consecration of the mattavāraṇī’, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.40-44.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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